Cologne confirms Podolski move to Arsenal

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Associated Press

Posted on April 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 30 at 1:02 PM

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Cologne has confirmed that German forward Lukas Podolski is leaving the Bundesliga club to join Arsenal for the 2012-13 season.

Podolski says the move allows him to "to play in a top European club."

The move had been widely rumored for months.

Podolski says the decision to leave Cologne was not easy but that he had to take "this great opportunity in my career."

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